Uganda Wildlife safari Queen Elizabeth 3 days
This three day Uganda Wildlife safari takes you through Queen Elizabeth National Park. It begins and ends in Kampala, having a tour in the second largest National Park in Uganda. Queen Elizabeth National Park is located at the bottom of Mountain Rwenzori and boasts of the large number of resident animals like hippos, forest hogs, lions, buffaloes, elephants and leopards. These animals are seen loitering in the tourist village – Mweya Peninsula which lies in that the bottom of the great Rwenzori Mountains, and has a very spectacular view.You may proceed to Bwindi National Park and enjoy gorilla trekking , its quite a memorable experience.
Over 100 different species of animals and an overwhelming 600 different types of birds inhabit in Queen Elizabeth National Park, thus making it the idea place for game and bird viewing. Taking a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel will enable you view uncountable hippos, Buffalos and many birds species which come to drink from the Kazinga waters. In the Ishasha region you will search for the tree climbing lions that you will find lie on fig trees as they watch out for their prey.
Further into the Maramagambo forest and Kyambura gorge, you will find stunning primate species. The Maramagambo forest is a sanctuary to bird, Monkeys and Flamingoes, whereas in the Kyambura gorge you will track the intangible and fast moving chimpanzees.
Day 1: Kampala / Travel to Queen Elizabeth park
Following an early breakfast you will meet your guide at 7:00am and head on the southbound road, stopping to see the Royal Drum Makers, and at the Equator to stand between the two hemispheres.
You will have lunch in Agip Hotel in Mbarara town and later proceed through the green hills to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will arrive in the evening. Have a spectacular game drive as you enter into the Park where you will dine. You will sleep at either the Institute of Ecology Cottages – for Low budget/basic accommodation, Full Board, or Hippo Hill Camp / King Fisher Lodge Kichwamba – forMedium class accommodation, or Jacana safari Lodge / Mweya Lodge for- first class comfortable accommodation.
With Over 100 different species of animals like Buffalos, Spotted Hyenas, Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Forest Hog and Hippos, and an overwhelming 600 different types of birds like the Swallow Tailed Bee Eaters, Black Chested Eagle inhabiting there, Queen Elizabeth National Park boasts of having the largest variety of wildlife in the world, thus making it the idea place for game and bird viewing.
Among the inhabitant primates are the endangered Chimpanzees, Blue, Black Faced Red Colobus, Olive Baboons, Black and White Colobus Monkeys and Red Tailed monkeys. The reptiles include Puff adders, big Rock-Python, Spitting Cobras, Green Mambas and Gabon Rippers These regularly loiter in the tourist village on Mweya Peninsula, making it an excellent holiday place.
Bird viewing is another exciting activity in this park which has recorded an overwhelming 600 different species of birds. These include Flamingoes the linger in the craters, Black Bee-Eater, Bustards, Shoebill Stork and Chappirs Fly Catcher. Dine and slumber at either the Institute of Ecology Cottages – for Low budget/basic accommodation, Full Board, or Hippo Hill Camp / King Fisher Lodge Kichwamba – forMedium class accommodation, or Jacana safari Lodge / Mweya Lodge for- first class comfortable accommodation.
Day 2: Morning game safari and afternoon Kazinga Channel safari tour
Today morning you will descend into the crater lakes for a game drive. Have an afternoon boat ride on the Kazinga Channel were you will see buffalos dallying in the shallow waters, hippos puff and spew just meters away from your boat and so many beautiful birds on the shores.
Some of the migrant birds seen in February and March are the Great and Long-Tailed Cormorants, African Jacana, Pied Kingfishers, Great White and Pink-Backed Pelicans and the Malachite.
Dine and sleep at either the Institute of Ecology Cottages – for Low budget/basic accommodation, Full Board, or Hippo Hill Camp / King Fisher Lodge Kichwamba – for Medium class accommodation, or Jacana safari Lodge / Mweya Lodge for- first class comfortable accommodation.
Day 3: Journey back to Kampala
In the morning you will enjoy a game drive to Kasenyi in search for lions and other animals like the Uganda Kobs the pride of Uganda. After you will drive back to Kampala where you will arrive in the evening. Bid farewell and continue with your travel plans.